Nicki Minaj will perform and host the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, which takes place on Tuesday.
Minaj, who is nominated for six VMAs this year, will perform her new single “Last Time I Saw You” and announce this year’s performers, hosts and winners.
Last year she was one of three presenters alongside LL Cool J and Jack Harlow to receive the Video Vanguard Award.
She joins a list of previously announced artists that also includes Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, Anitta, Tomorrow X Together, Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids.
Rodrigo is nominated for six VMAs this year, including Video of the Year. Her appearance will take place after Friday’s release Offal, her second album. Rodrigo previously performed her hit song “good 4 u” at the 2021 VMAs, where she was also named Best New Artist and Push Artist and also won Song of the Year.
For Lil Wayne, this is his first appearance at the VMAs in more than a decade. He will perform his new single “Kat Food,” out Friday, live for the first time. He is also nominated this year and is competing in the “Best Hip-Hop” category, which he won in 2008.
Doja Cat returns to the VMAs stage after hosting and performing “Been Like This” and “You Right” in 2021. She is also nominated for five VMAs, including Video of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.
Ballerini will give a world premiere of the expanded version of her EP Roll up the welcome mat (forever). This will be her first VMAs appearance.
Anitta will perform a medley of hits from her latest release, Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story. She made her VMAs debut last year, where she also became the first Brazilian to take home a Moon Person trophy. Anitta is aiming for another victory in the best Latin category this year.
Tomorrow X Together (TXT) will take the stage with Anitta to present a new single. The group is also in the running for Best K-Pop and Push Performance of the Year.
As previously announced, Shakira will receive the Video Vanguard Award and perform at the show.
Taylor Swift leads the nominees with 11 total mentions, followed by SZA with eight; Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Olivia Rodrigo with six; Kim Petras and Sam Smith (5 each), Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (4 each).
The 2023 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT). Fans vote on awards.
The show is executive produced by Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic, with Barb Bialkowski serving as co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba are the executives in charge of production. Wendy Plaut is the celebrity talent executive and Lisa Lauricella is the music talent executive.
September 7th, 9:20 a.m.: Added news about Rodrigo’s appearance.
September 8th, 6 a.m: Added Minaj as host and appearance.
This story was originally published on August 31 at 1:13 p.m